[How Goblins Are Made] Chapter 5

  After testing the game, Brother Curly also copied the game to the other three computers through the local area network. They are all operated by commands under ms-dos. I already understood the concept at the time, but the use of commands in the entire operation process simply dazzled me.

  Boss Wang and Brother Curly Mao are both undergraduates in the Department of Computer Science. It seems that reading is very important. I have come to understand a little bit, especially in English.

  Our school also has English classes, starting from the first grade of junior high school. At that time, the teacher said that everyone is a blank slate. We should start from scratch and compete fairly, and it is not difficult to learn English well.

  Where do you know, there were two plans at the beginning. Classes 1 and 2, the top class starts from the phonetic symbol, and the third and fourth classes skip the phonetic symbol and start learning the content directly. I don’t know how the school arranged it, although it was the first year when junior high school started teaching English, which was unprecedented. Is this the reason, so groping for teaching?

  I have pity for the students in class 3 and 4. We have to learn pronunciation with the teacher from the beginning. He reads a sentence, and we read a sentence. We don’t know words at all ourselves, we don’t know how to pronounce them. Every word has to be read by the teacher and learned according to his pronunciation. Although at the beginning our progress was fast and rote memorization, but later we became slower and slower because we did not understand phonetic symbols.

  The school tests teaching English as teaching Chinese, and we became that test. In the end, many students couldn’t keep up and gave up. The teacher’s teaching was also very simple. Every day in class, they read English textbooks and asked us to memorize them.

  Although I am a person who doesn’t like to study very much, I still recite all English textbooks according to the teacher’s request, and memorize them thoroughly. But all my English knowledge is limited to this textbook and cannot be expanded. Even if you come across a word you don’t know, ask your teacher how to read it. The first class and the second class are completely different. After they learned the phonetic symbols, they are even more powerful, and they learn English by leaps and bounds. It was already the second year of junior high school, and the school knew that the English of the third and fourth classes was finished.

  I still don’t understand why learning English does not start with phonetic symbols. Does the school think that our third and fourth classes have poor academic performance and cannot understand phonetic symbols? I asked some other friends later, and their school also started with phonetic symbols. How can it be possible to skip the phonetic symbols and learn English content with the teacher’s pronunciation? Simply absurd.

  No wonder I always feel that the things taught in school are useless. It turns out that they are talking nonsense. I am not only a student, but also an experimental product of education.

  When the curly-haired brother was typing the dos command, he asked me if I knew these words? Even if you don’t know it, you should be able to read it, right?

  I shook my head helplessly at him, neither knowing nor reading. The curly-haired brother frowned at the time, but looking back now, I think he must be thinking, I am illiterate.

  Junior high school education has ruined me, but maybe it’s just an excuse for my dislike of studying. The students with the top grades in the school are fighting to the death every day, and they are still working overtime in the middle of the night. This is something I cannot understand, and although I have tried, I cannot understand the metaphysics of it.

  Xiao Chen saw that I didn’t know these simple English words, and his expression was a little mocking, and he explained to me one by one: Copy setup install system configure, etc.

  Unexpectedly, Xiao Chen is also in the second grade of junior high school with me. How can he understand so much? Talking and contacting with him these days, I feel that he should be like me, a person who does not like to study. In the future, like me, I plan to find a technical school, learn a craft, and mess around. But now it doesn’t seem to be the case. He looks like a learned man.

  ”Next year, you will also be in the third year of junior high, right? Which technical school are you planning to take after graduation? Let’s go together.” I patted his shoulder and asked.

  But his reaction surprised me. First, he was full of surprise, then a little embarrassed. Finally, he said with a bit of disgust, “I only think about focusing on high school, and technical school is too rubbish.”

  After I heard it, the whole person was stunned, key middle school? It was a topic that only the top-ranked students in the school talked about, and this was the first time it had appeared in my social circle. This little Chen actually has to go to a key middle school, bragging? Shouldn’t everyone who is admitted to a key middle school study and study books at home? How can it be possible to often appear in the dark Internet cafe to play games? This is totally illogical.

  ”Ha! Just brag. You play games here every day, and you are also admitted to a key middle school. How is that possible?” I finally reacted and laughed. He must be joking.

  But his expression was serious, his eyes were full of contempt, and our friendship broke down in just a few days. Later, I learned from Brother Curly that Xiao Chen is indeed a person with excellent character and study. Maybe he has a little talent for learning, or he has a different understanding. After managing his studies well, he still has free time to play games. The pocket money he plays in games is a scholarship awarded by his parents.

  I thought Brother Curly Hair was lying to me, but Boss Wang also came out and said a few words. It was one summer last year. When Xiao Chen was playing on the computer in a dark Internet cafe, he had no money to pay the bill. He showed his final exam transcript and told Boss Wang that he would pay the bill after he asked his father for a scholarship.

  Boss Wang laughed helplessly at that time, thinking that the child was too innocent and cute, so he took a serious look at his report card and found that this child was different and had excellent academic performance. It was also attached that the class teacher absolutely affirmed the excellent final comment that even Boss Wang was shocked.

  After listening to it, I suddenly realized that it was like waking up from a dream. For a long time, I think that game lovers should be some people who learn to be a fool and do not want to make progress. Unexpectedly, there are people like Xiao Chen who are both excellent in academics and ambitious. I used to have no self-blame for my poor academic performance, but now I feel a little ashamed.

  It turns out that game lovers can also be excellent in both character and study. It is not that they have to give up their studies if they choose to love games. If you don’t specialize in studies, you don’t have time for games. You can have both, Xiao Chen is an example.

  On the way home that night, I was very depressed, and for the first time I felt like a scumbag, ashamed of my parents.

  After that, I started to listen carefully when I was in class at school. Despite some efforts, it seems to be of no avail. Perhaps it is because I owe too many courses before, but it is still difficult to penetrate the mystery of learning.

  In the past few days, I came to the black Internet cafe after school, and the atmosphere was a bit weird. No one plays online battles, everyone plays stand-alone games. Mainly playing is the hero of Might and Magic.

  I watched it on the side for several days, but I still couldn’t grasp the essence of it, maybe because it was all in English. However, Brother Curly, Boss Wang and others enjoyed it with great gusto, and they kept discussing the routines in the game.

  This game is really too complicated for me. Each of the different arms has different attributes, as well as a detailed full English explanation. It’s too big to understand when I look at it. Therefore, I don’t have much interest in this game.

  But Brother Curly told me, this is a high-end game, and only high-quality people can understand it. Those real-time strategy games of fighting and killing are too boring and boring.

  Well, I can’t understand what he means. Anyway, I think this game is very boring, it’s all in English, and I can’t understand it. Since no one is playing the battle game in the Internet cafe, the number of people watching it has gradually decreased, and the idle rate of the computer has also begun to rise. Soon, I ran out of pocket money and tried Romance of the Three Kingdoms 4 for a few hours.

  Soon, I was deeply addicted to this game. This game is closer to reality, allowing me to experience the satisfaction of managing and coordinating, conquering cities, rewriting history, and unifying China. At the same time, I realized that this is a game that takes a lot of time and consumes a lot of money. But this game does have a huge charm, which makes me want to stop, and finally I have no choice but to get up without money.

  He gave all the money on his body to Boss Wang, looked up, it was still early, he sat down beside Xiao Chen and watched him play Heroes Invincible. He doesn’t like me very much anymore, and he didn’t take the initiative to talk to me. He must think that I am a low person, or a scumbag.

  I saw the arrogant attitude on his face and wanted to beat him. But suddenly a light flashed in his mind, and he cheekily asked him a question, “How on earth do you manage to balance the game with your studies?”

  He glanced at me, was silent for a few seconds, and said, “These two things are not in conflict at all. Just listen to the lectures and complete your homework in school. When you leave school, just play and relax.”

  I can’t tell that he and I are in the same second year of junior high school, but he speaks like an adult. I’ve heard this before, but I can’t do it at all.

  He didn’t hear my response, he turned his head to look at me with a dumbfounded expression, and continued to explain, “If you think about games when you should be studying, then when you are playing games, you will be worried about studying, and the last two Neither can be accommodated.”

  Boss Wang also added a sentence on the side, “Men, take it up, put it down, and do what you need to do. Study hard when you are reading, have fun when you are playing, do your best, obey the destiny, and have a clear conscience. “

  Brother Curly also added, “Don’t be like a bitch, lovesick all day long, think about games when you should study, and worry about learning when you are playing games. This vicious cycle will not have a future. .”

  fuck! Turning his head to look, he suddenly found that he was surrounded by top students. Brother Curly and Boss Wang are undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science, and Xiao Chen is also a top student with excellent academic performance, especially I am the worst!

  ”The course in the second year of junior high school is too simple, and I finished the self-study in the first year of junior high school.” Xiao Chen said to himself.

  ”What!”, I was so surprised, there is such a thing! Why can’t I keep up with the teacher’s progress? Is there a problem with intelligence? Do not! Won’t.

  ”When I was in the first grade of junior high school, I had already completed all the courses in the third grade of junior high school, and I was playing for the next two years.” Brother Curly also said triumphantly.

  My three views have been subverted again today, and I asked stupidly, “How did you do it?”

  ”Read the book by yourself! Why do you have to wait for the teacher to teach you? Read it when you have time, figure it out early, and ask questions if you don’t understand it. You can use it for self-study in those useless music classes and activity classes in school. “, Boss Wang said solemnly on the side.

  I fuck, cursed in my heart, it turns out that you all have routines in your studies. No wonder I can play computer and games leisurely after school. I wasted a lot of time in school. Think about those useless classes at school, I was either sleeping or chatting, how could I be so stupid?

  I silently got up and left the dark Internet cafe. On the way home, there is a feeling of being reborn. As if I was leveling up in the game, a set of careful plans suddenly appeared in my mind, and I had to manage and plan my time well.

  From the next day, I didn’t waste time in school. As long as I didn’t take the main class, those messy class time was used for study. Not only do you look carefully at what you will learn later, but you also make up for what you didn’t understand before.

  As long as there is something I don’t understand, I immediately ask the teacher or ask my classmates for help. I found that these things are not difficult, but my reaction is slow and I can’t keep up with the teacher’s rhythm. As long as I preview all these things in advance, I will understand after reading it a few times. When the teacher talks about it in class, I can already rest.

  I suddenly realized that this is how special learning is done. It is no wonder that those top students are sleeping when they are in the main class, and the teacher does not talk about them. It turns out that they have already completed their self-study. Not as I thought, they were all geniuses.

  Damn, academically, I finally got on the Tao. Walking in school looks different, confident and confident.

  After school, I took my last ten dollars to the cardboard and newspaper recycling center, planning to spend some time finding some old books to sell and earn some pocket money.

  But I was stopped by the boss outside the gate, and he said to me solemnly, “Don’t go in, I have already shipped the goods, and there is nothing in the warehouse.”

  what! Shipping?

  Seeing my bewildered face, the boss refused to leave, so he explained to me that he would ship out every three months and take away all the cardboard newspapers he had hoarded. This is his business.

  I rely on! Do not believe! He must have said that because he thought I was annoying! I forced my way into his warehouse. The entire warehouse was really empty, with only a few stacks of cardboard newspapers, which should have been newly collected today.

  As if I had suffered a major setback, I fell to the ground, tears hanging from the corners of my eyes. Looking back on it now, it’s really funny. At that time, it felt like the end of the world, and my financial path was cut off.

  When the boss saw my child lying on the ground with tears in his eyes, he was a little flustered and comforted me, “Don’t be sad, come back in two months, I’ll keep all the books for you, go home now.”

  He pulled me off the ground and led me out of the warehouse door, and I left the cardboard and newspaper recycling center in a trance. Along the way, I was in a state of anxiety. This is the end of the game. How can I get the money? Two legs took me to the black Internet cafe, maybe only here can I find spiritual solace.

  Today’s black Internet cafes are not very peaceful. When I walked to the door, I found that there were many people around. When I got closer, I saw that the door of the black Internet cafe was closed, and a big sister who was 26 or 7 years old was standing at the door, her face was red and her ears were red and tears were streaming down her face.

  What’s so special about this? I saw that she kept barging the door with her bare hands, sobbing, “Wang Lu, open the door, and come back with me…”

  I was still young at the time, and I didn’t understand what was going on. I saw that the woman left with tears after more than half an hour of trouble, and the onlookers gradually dispersed. Several buddies and I waited for more than half an hour before Boss Wang opened the door. When I went in, I was surprised to find that Boss Wang’s eyes were red, and he secretly wiped his tears, then lay down and pretended to sleep. He didn’t get up until I left at 9 o’clock.

  Brother Curly Hair was not in the mood to play games that night, he just sat quietly beside Boss Wang’s bed and kept smoking. The adult world, I don’t understand. But the next day, brought me a serious disaster.

  Since all the books in the cardboard and newspaper recycling center are gone, it is useless to keep the ten dollars. Go to the black Internet cafe and continue to experience the addictive game of the Three Kingdoms.

  When I came to the door of the black Internet cafe, I found that the door was open, and it was empty. Except for a little garbage on the ground, there was nothing left. Several buddies stood at the door frowning and wailing resentment. What the hell is going on here? ! !

  Yesterday, the dark Internet cafe was still full of people, but today the building is suddenly empty, leaving only a few piles of garbage. I stood in the dark Internet cafe, where the computer was placed yesterday, and I burst into tears. After coming out, I learned the truth of the matter from the mouths of the gossip buddies at the door.

  It turned out that Boss Wang, after getting up from the bed at 10:30 last night, started to organize things with Brother Curly. At 12 o’clock, a truck came, which seemed to be a friend of Boss Wang. A few people loaded all the computers and furniture into the car and left.

  The two buddies continued to gossip that the woman who came to make trouble yesterday was Boss Wang’s wife, and Boss Wang was a door-to-door son-in-law. Although he is a highly educated intellectual, he has not found a good job and cannot make money. The woman’s family was dissatisfied with him, and finally moved out…

  I was still young at the time, and I was confused. Looking back now, it was not so easy to be a son-in-law. Moreover, in those days, a highly educated intellectual like Boss Wang could not find a good job, perhaps because of the computer It’s not widespread yet. Most importantly, no one knows where Boss Wang moved.

  I was completely desperate, turned around and went home with tears in my eyes along the way, as if I had lost love. Of course, I hadn’t been in a relationship at that time, I was just making an analogy and felt heartbroken. In just two days, I first lost my career to make a fortune, and then lost my favorite hobby, and I had the idea of ​​dying.

  Every day after school, I habitually go to the black Internet cafe for a walk, and then go home. I fantasize about seeing Boss Wang or Brother Curly Hair one day, but every time it disappoints me. It wasn’t until half a month later, when a new family moved in, that I stopped visiting every day.

  This is life, this is fate, I didn’t expect that that night was the last time I saw Brother Curly Hair and Boss Wang. It has been almost 30 years, and there is no news anymore. I hope they are all well. After all, they are my enlightenment teachers.

  Since then, although my academic performance has slowly increased, my free time has been boring. When I returned to the arcade room of the community again, I was surprised to find that the familiar faces in the dark Internet cafe were all there! We meet again in the arcade room.

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